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Money Laundering: ICPC profiles politicians with Interpol’s database

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Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has commenced to profile Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and other suspects involved in money laundering and illicit financial flows.

Chairman, ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, according to a statement yesterday by the spokesperson of the commission, Azuka Ogugua, said this would be carried out effectively using the database of the International Police (Interpol).

He said a formal notice would be given to global leaders when tracking the suspects.

Owasanoye, was quoted to have said these after a meeting by heads of law enforcement agencies with top officials of Interpol in Lyon, France.

“The commission will develop the habit of issuing notices especially on high profile suspects. Such notices will be seen globally on PEPs in particular,” he said.

He said ICIP would join the Global Focal Point Network coordinated by Interpol as part of measures to tighten the noose around corrupt and criminal persons.



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